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Cattail transition bed q

Unread postby Mike » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:26 am

I don't have much experience hunting cattails, but have a spot to hunt this year. There is in general a transition line between cattails and ag land. The cattails to the west and ag to the east. Currently it only gets hunted on a west wind (blowing out of cattails to ag). Any idea if buck movement from cattails to ag would be better with wind at their back, or if I set up for the just off wind?

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Re: Cattail transition bed q

Unread postby Bucky » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:30 am

Mike wrote:I don't have much experience hunting cattails, but have a spot to hunt this year. There is in general a transition line between cattails and ag land. The cattails to the west and ag to the east. Currently it only gets hunted on a west wind (blowing out of cattails to ag). Any idea if buck movement from cattails to ag would be better with wind at their back, or if I set up for the just off wind?

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I like hunting a cross wind... it is kinda predictable how they will use the wind to exit the marsh/cattails to enter ag... basically like they are scent checking the area before exiting cover

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These are real life situation(s) with mature deer... if they know they are being hunted they will scent check or hook the ag before entering
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Re: Cattail transition bed q

Unread postby DropTyne » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:51 am

Good illustration Bucky. I have observed the same. In an ideal situation this is how it should work just remember you have to know where you bedding is in order to set up properly

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Re: Cattail transition bed q

Unread postby Bucky » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:53 am

DropTyne wrote:Good illustration Bucky. I have observed the same. In an ideal situation this is how it should work just remember you have to know where you bedding is in order to set up properly

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Exactly... if the bedding is different obviously the above illistrations don't make sense... but these are "real" examples of bucks I have hunted. One mature 5yr old got killed by a buddy on illistration #2
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Re: Cattail transition bed q

Unread postby DropTyne » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:58 am

I have studied how deer enter fields from bedding for a while. I have noticed on one particular property the deer will enter the field with the wind to their back. Still trying to figure that one out...... I think they may be bedding close to the very edge of the field.

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Re: Cattail transition bed q

Unread postby Bucky » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:03 am

DropTyne wrote:I have studied how deer enter fields from bedding for a while. I have noticed on one particular property the deer will enter the field with the wind to their back. Still trying to figure that one out...... I think they may be bedding close to the very edge of the field.

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I see immature 1-3yrs do all kinds of crazy stuff in regards to fields and wind... but mature bucks 4yrs and older rarely do random things unless they are in the rut in my observations
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Re: Cattail transition bed q

Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:20 am

Bucky wrote:
DropTyne wrote:I have studied how deer enter fields from bedding for a while. I have noticed on one particular property the deer will enter the field with the wind to their back. Still trying to figure that one out...... I think they may be bedding close to the very edge of the field.

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I see immature 1-3yrs do all kinds of crazy stuff in regards to fields and wind... but mature bucks 4yrs and older rarely do random things unless they are in the rut in my observations


X2. I see the same.

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Re: Cattail transition bed q

Unread postby Mike » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:13 pm

Good stuff, Bump for any other examples/observations

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Re: Cattail transition bed q

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:09 pm

I can't see your examples Bucky.
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